Jstor Plant Science

Tony Avent Tony@plantdelights.com
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:30:14 PST

I checked with JStor about access a few years ago and found it to be much too expensive.  I seem to recall in excess of $50-$100k annually...something that only large libraries can afford.  I was fortunate to subsequently gain access through our association with our university, and that access is invaluable.  JStor did indicate when I spoke with them years ago, that they might start considering options for smaller groups, so it might be worth a try to see where their price point is now, but I'm betting it's still out of reach for this group.

Tony Avent
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From: pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Tim Harvey
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:20 PM
To: Bulb Society Pacific
Subject: Re: [pbs] Jstor Plant Science

I'm not sure their access for not-for-profit organizations is particularly high, and presumably only access to the 'plants' area would be relevant.


> Tim, it would enhance the cost at least as much as the value! It is a great
> idea though, and jstor might be more feasible than, say, Elsevier...
> On Jan 23, 2013 12:03 PM, "Tim Harvey" <zigur@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I have often thought it would be very useful - and greatly enhance the
> > value of membership - if one of the plant societies would arrange access to
> > jstor for members.

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